Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Charles “Charley” Simcox

Charley Derrik Simcox, age 33, of Knoxville, TN, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was a loving father, son and brother. He loved life and had a huge heart. Charley was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend. He was a God-fearing Christian and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior [Read more…]

Joyce Ann Robinson

Joyce Ann Robinson age 71 of La Follette, TN went home to be with our Lord on March 23rd 2015 surrounded by her family.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Gertrude Compton. Survivors include loving husband Max Robinson; children Rhonda Robinson (Curtis) , Ronald Robinson and wife Shannon. She was one [Read more…]

John W. Lilly

John William Lilly, age 80, passed away on March 20, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a witty story-teller, a well-loved traveler who enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nancy Lilly; sons, John William, Jr. and Keith; and brothers, Fred and [Read more…]

Marion H. Phifer

Marion Mary Hollingsworth Phifer, of Knoxville, was born October 22, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.  She went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  Marion was  a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was an active member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church for approximately 72 years where she and [Read more…]

Helen L. Daniel

Helen L. Daniel, age 88, passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2015. She was a faithful witness of Jehovah for 70 years. Helen was preceded in death by husband, Charles Daniel; parents, Truman and Maude Young; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; Kim Kent, Michael Murphy and Shane Murphy; and sister, Vivian.  She is [Read more…]

Judith Bower Broome

Judith Bower Broome, age 68, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2015, with her family by her side. She was the City of Knoxville’s first female building inspector, as well as the first female certified building inspector in the State of Tennessee. Judy enjoyed spending time with her family, was an [Read more…]

James F. Rice

“Jimmy” James Franklin Rice, age 66, passed away on March 9, 2015.  He was born on March 17, 1948 in Knox County, TN, and grew up in the Powell, TN area.  During the Vietnam War he served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Boston, receiving the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and [Read more…]

Jenifer D. Ward

Ward, Jenifer Danielle, an angel on earth, is now dwelling in the heavens above as of March 7, 2015. Jen is survived by her husband of 15 years, Jones C. Smellage; father, Robert F. Ward; mother, Sherry Ward; son, Christian; daughters, Hannah and Rebecca; sisters, Amanda and Megan; and all who loved her. The family will [Read more…]

Commander George E. Foy, USN Retired

George Edward Foy, age 92, died on March 10, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He leaves a legacy of honor, hard work, dedication and courage. As a Naval Commander who retired after 23 years of service, he embodied the “greatest generation” of Americans. He enlisted 11 months prior to Pearl Harbor, working his way up the [Read more…]

Byron D. Bryant

Bryant, Byron Douglas, of Plainview, Tennessee, born March 7, 1949, passed away suddenly March 8, 2015, at age 66. He was an attorney with a private law practice in Halls Crossroads for 33 years and served as Plainview City Judge for many years. Byron was an active Civil War reenactor with Burroughs’ Battery 1st Tennessee [Read more…]

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